Posted on: Tue, 24 Feb 2015
Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in LED lighting innovations, today announced the acquisition of LED lighting manufacturer, Rigid Industries of Phoenix, AZ USA. With this acquisition, Truck-Lite continues to expand its offering of the industry's most diverse lighting product lines, with options for nearly every lighting need. 

According to Brian Kupchella, CEO of Truck-Lite, "Rigid Industries provides an ideal platform for Truck-Lite's further expansion into the off road, power sport, agricultural, marine, industrial, and mining markets. It positions Rigid to grow as a major player in the LED lighting industry while maintaining its own distinct brand identity. Rigid has proven themselves a unique and successful company with superior quality, innovation, and a high level of customer interaction." 

Jason Christiansen, CEO of Rigid Industries, said, "We’re excited to join the Truck-Lite team. We look forward to partnering and combining our industry experience, and will continue to deliver the same high-quality products that have made Rigid the industry name it is today. Our two companies are a perfect fit as we both focus on long lasting products, state of the art technology, and a commitment to world class customer service.”

With customers already in 40 countries, both Truck-Lite and Rigid Industries look to expand their presence in the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand in 2015. In 2013, Rigid added a second facility in Gilbert, AZ USA and now employs over 250 employees. Total employment for the two companies is over 2,400 in the U.S.

Truck-Lite employs 860 employees in its three manufacturing and distribution locations in the United Kingdom and Germany and is uniquely positioned to support future Rigid growth in Europe.  

About Truck-Lite
Truck-Lite Co., LLC is headquartered in Falconer, New York, with additional U.S. manufacturing facilities in Wellsboro, Coudersport, and McElhattan, Pennsylvania and Saline, Michigan. International facilities are located in Harlow and Birmingham, United Kingdom; Puebla, Mexico; and Eisenach, Germany. Truck-Lite is a major producer of safety lighting, forward lighting, wiring harnesses, mirrors, turn signal switches, and safety accessories to the heavy-duty truck, trailer, and commercial vehicle industries. To learn more about Truck-Lite, visit their website: http://www.truck-lite.eu.com/

About Rigid Industries 
Due to its unparalleled patented optics and torture-tested housings, Rigid Industries is a world leader in forward-projecting LED lighting, and has twice been listed in Inc Magazine as one of the top ten fastest growing manufacturing companies in the US. Rigid LED lighting products are used in agriculture, construction, police, fire, rescue, industrial, marine, military, mining, off-road and power sports. Known for its rugged, durable products, and backed by a world-renowned warranty program, Rigid Industries is committed to providing innovative technologies and guarantees a quality product designed and engineered to the highest standards.  To learn more about Rigid Industries, visit their website: http://www.rigidindustries.com/